Bereavement and trauma support line for our Filipino colleagues

There is a team of fully qualified and trained professionals, all of whom are Tagalog speakers, ready to help you at our NHS Bereavement & Trauma Line for Filipino Staff. This assistance is available from anywhere in the country and is provided by Hospice UK.

Tagalog speaking specialist counsellors and support workers are available if colleagues:
have experienced a bereavement
wellbeing has been affected by witnessing traumatic deaths as part of your work
need to discuss any other anxiety or emotional issues you may be experiencing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence and this will be explained to you when you call. This service is available seven days a week, between 8am and 8pm. You do not need a referral.

For more help and support about bereavement, visit our Bereavement help resource page

Covid-19 Crisis Counselling Support Service (CCSS)

The Association of Christian Counsellors have set up a new service for NHS frontline staff, People working in a residential care home setting being directly impacted by caring for people who have Covid-19 and people who have been bereaved during the pandemic in the U.K.

The crisis counselling support service offers up to ten sessions of counselling on a no fee basis.

For further information on how to access this service, please click here

Couple support

The pandemic has had a massive impact on couples. Relate, the UK's largest provider of relationship support is available for you to talk about all kinds of day-to-day issues or concerns.

This includes feeling stress or anxiety in or out of the workplace, family related worries, having no time to focus on your own health and wellbeing or challenges with partners, children, wider family, friends or colleagues.

Relate, are offering the following service to NHS staff

An initial 30 minute telephone or chat
Online resources
Counselling therapy - up to four sessions with a Relate counsellor (currently telephone or web based)

For more information about this service, please call 0300 303 4477 or visit the Relate Hub website.

Relate couple support

Seek help if you are struggling
You can start a live chat conversation with one our wellbeing professionals on our Keeping Well website homepage. If you want to speak with someone directly, you can call 0300 123 1705 between 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday or email
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